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Industrial Color Creative Production Manager, Retouching in New York, New York

The Creative Production Manager oversees and manages photo retouching projects from start to finish, and is responsible for delivering beautiful work efficiently and on time. The Creative Production Manager works closely with clients directly and internal account and retouching teams on global campaign and digital photo post-production. Candidate must have the ability to successfully manage and produce multiple deadline driven projects with high image volume while maintaining the utmost in accuracy and the highest visual quality. A developed eye, ability to review markups, critique and provide feedback to enhance imagery are important to success in this role. An appreciation of professional photography and advertising art is also an important factor for consideration.

Creative Production Lead on Jobs:

  • Own all aspects of a job from start to final delivery

  • Review imagery from a creative lens to ensure that each one looks beautiful, campaigns are cohesive, and there are no mistakes.

  • Act as the client’s eyes to ensure images deliver on client’s creative expectations and brief and are enhanced from the original.

  • Collaborate with the Account Team on project deliverables – including deadlines, budgeted time available, and creative direction.

  • Manage day-to-day workflow and images for client deadlines

  • Responsible for meeting client deadlines and creative asks.

  • Work with Account lead + Production Director to establish process, resources, and workflow for accounts

  • Serve as day to day liaison to clients and lead communications related to projects (file deliveries, schedules, receiving feedback, offering solutions, etc.)

  • Manage project flow and workload with retouchers and prepress throughout the production process.

  • Plan and organize project schedules.

  • Attend and lead review sessions and production meetings.

  • Manage quality control on all images being sent to clients – especially at end of process, serving as the final set of eyes before images are delivered as final.

  • Meet Client deadlines.

  • Track and manage time spent on each image to evaluate resource spend; produce reports and conduct post-mortem meetings in order to improve workflow.

  • Ingest and track all files, markup proofs, markup files, emails, samples, hard drives

Accounts Team Support:

  • Create estimates for jobs you are producing with Account Support.

Professionalism:

  • Create a positive and team-oriented environment.

  • Partner effectively with the Production, Prepress, and Retouching teams.

  • Make decisions and actions in the interest of the company.

  • Be professional and courteous.

  • Be professional with all client communication.

  • Represent the company at public and private events.

Requirements

  • 5-7 years experience in a high volume production environment

  • Experience with photography, beauty or fashion industry - Preference will be given to those with photography background

  • Working knowledge in Photoshop, Bridge, Excel, InDesign, and File Transfer Programs (FTP, Dropbox, wetransfer, etc.)

  • Superb color vision / ability to see color

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to work both in a team and independently.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a creative team

Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package including major medical, dental and vision insurance, FSA, HSA, commuter benefits, and employee discounts as well as PTO, summer Fridays and regular office events to celebrate our teams. Beautiful workspace which includes two patio decks and open gallery space.

Industrial Color is a division of CoCreativ, a family of integrated creative production companies. Industrial Color partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals providing a full range of essential production services. For over 29 years, we've led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to our clients.

Our headquarters is based in Tribeca, NY, with offices in Los Angeles and studios in Williamsburg (Brooklyn). Some of our clients: Publicis, McCann Worldgroup, BBDO, Procter & Gamble, Wieden & Kennedy, Tommy Hilfiger, Absolut Vodka, Nike, Grey Worldwide, J. Walter Thompson, L’Oreal, Vogue, GQ, and W Magazine.

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